The Shaw Invasion

Shaw is a careless dot in the middle of the San Juan Islands. On a map, it kind of looks like a cowboy boot with a broken spur. In my heart, it looks like my friends laughing behind an old cabin, drunk off of Jam Jar wine. In November 2010, on a day full of strange …

Be Happy

I was socializing and shopping tonight, so I didn't take any photos.   I'd say that's okay once a week.  🙂 The sun has been a scarce thing in the Pacific Northwest recently.  Big surprise there - it's December.  So, when I was going through some photos tonight, I found this - actually from just a …

Favorite Search Terms

I was reading Lisa’s blog this morning, and she mentioned the random search terms people used that ultimately connected them to her WordPress blog.   This got me looking at my own site stats, and I found some interesting things!  Now, I have absolutely no idea who actually is doing the searching.  All WordPress tells me …

In My Life

Kasteel; Oak Harbor, Washington My friend Andy invited me to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family in Oak Harbor.   It was great to be able to spend the holiday with a family, since mine is 1800 miles away. On the drive back to Bellingham, I was going over ideas for today's blog when this …

Jam Jar

The Jam Jar wine gets cleaned out of Shaw's only store when the "Lush You Crew" sets foot on the Island.   After our trip a week ago Saturday, I imagine there's another case en route to stock up for our next trip.   Adrienne suggested I forward this shot over to the makers of Jam Jar to …

Slow

Thankful, Day 2:  Rick.  A.k.a. Slow, Rickshaw, Rickles.  Rick, I am thankful for your persistent Monday night calls three years ago trying to convince me to eat one of your spaghetti dinners.  I enjoyed your signature moves on stage at the Upfront Theater while the performances lasted.  For some reason, my angst with life was displaced, …